A Survey of Word Accentual Patterns in the Languages of the by Harry van der Hulst,Rob Goedemans,Ellen van Zanten

By Harry van der Hulst,Rob Goedemans,Ellen van Zanten

In half I of this quantity, specialists on a variety of language parts offer surveys of notice stress/accent platforms of as many languages in 'their' a part of the area as they can lay their fingers on. No preconditions (theoretical or another way) have been set, however the authors have been inspired to take advantage of the StressTyp information of their chapters.

Australian Languages (Rob Goedemans), Austronesian Languages (Ellen van Zanten, Ruben Stoel and Bert Remijsen), Papuan Languages (Ellen van Zanten and Philomena Dol), North American Languages (Keren Rice), South American Languages (Sergio Meira and Leo Wetzels), African Languages (Laura Downing), eu Languages (Harry van der Hulst), Asian Languages (Harry van der Hulst and René Schiering), center japanese Languages (Harry van der Hulst and Sam Hellmuth).

There is an introductory bankruptcy (Chapter 1) that might give you the reader with ordinary terminology and theoretical instruments to appreciate the diversity of accentual structures that may be mentioned within the next chapters of this ebook. bankruptcy 2 has a double functionality. It offers an summary of tension styles in Australian languages, yet while it really is meant to (re-)familiarize readers with the coding, terminology and theoretical principles of the StressTyp database. bankruptcy eleven provides statistical and typological details from the StressTyp database. half II of this quantity comprises 'language profiles' that are, for every of the 511 languages contained in StressTyp (in 2009), extracts from the knowledge that's inside the database.

This quantity can be of curiosity to humans within the box of theoretical phonology and language typology. it's going to functionality as a reference paintings for those teams of researchers, but in addition, extra usually, for individuals engaged on syntax and different fields of linguistics, who may well desire to understand convinced easy proof concerning the distribution of note accessory systems

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